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Tsuba with design of vine leaves and tendrils

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Signed

Unsigned 無銘

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Louise M. Nathurst

Japanese, Edo period, Late 18th–early 19th century (?)

Dimensions

Overall: 6.9 x 6.9 x 0.4 cm (2 11/16 x 2 11/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

10.2

Medium or Technique

Main material: iron; other metals: copper sekigane; decorative technique: sukashi-bori and sukidashi-bori

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Arms and armor